Juan Diego Florez
It's been a couple of years since Limelight named their top 12 singers, and I feel it's time for a new list. There have been a few changes. Natalie Dessay seems to be retired from opera and is focusing on song repertoire. We can't rank Placido Domingo among the tenors any more, and he doesn't really rank that high as a baritone. For me Bryn Terfel isn't singing up to his former standard, though I caught part of his Dutchman and found it rather good.
To qualify for this list the artist must be performing now and be rated according to their current performing standard.
People who should also be considered are:
Argue amongst yourselves.